The Red Arrows display season is drawing to a close after a packed summer schedule.
As the autumn heatwave goes on, however, there are still some opportunities remaining to see the RAF jets in all their glory – particularly if you are in the north of England on Sunday.
First, the jets will perform flypasts above Carlisle and Gateshead, before a display above the Great North Run and, later in the day, another flypast over Blyth.
What is the Red Arrows flight path today?
According to the timings and route map outlined on the Military Airshows website, the Red Arrows will set out from Prestwick just before 11am on Sunday morning, before flypasts at Carlisle Airport and Gateshead at 11.12am and 11.30am respectfully:
- Prestwick Ad (Egpk) – 10.56am
- SW Of Ayr – 10.58am
- Vcy Of Loch Doon – 11.00am
- Vcy Of Solway Firth – 11.06am
- N Of Silloth – 11.08am
- N Of Carlisle – 11.11am
- Flypast Carlisle Ad – 11.12am
- NW Of Haydon Bridge – 11.15am
- Vcy Of Little Bavington – 11.17am
- Over Sea – 11.20am
- NE Of Longhaugton – 11.22am
- NW Of Thropton – 11.25am
- NE Of Hartburn – 11.27am
- N Of Ponteland – 11.28am
- Vcy Of Newcastle Ad – 11.29am
- Flypast Gateshead – 11.30am
- Vcy Of Washington – 11.31am
- Vcy Of Cleadon – 11.32am
- Newcastle Ad (Egnt) – 11.34am
The jets are then scheduled to leave Newcastle at 1.34pm ahead of their display above South Shields for the Great North Run at 1.46pm:
- Newcastle Ad (Egnt) – 1.34pm
- W Of Morpeth – 1.36pm
- N Of Little Bavington – 1.37pm
- SW Of Blanchland – 1.40pm
- Vcy Of Tow Law – 1.42pm
- N Of Washington – 1.45pm
- Display South Shields – 1.46pm
- Over Sea – 2.09pm
- Newcastle Ad (Egnt) – 2.11pm
They are then set to head out again from Newcastle at 4.30pm, with a flypast at Blyth five minutes later:
- Newcastle Ad (Egnt) – 4.30pm
- NW Of Whalton – 4.32pm
- N Of Throphill – 4.32pm
- W Of Ulgham – 4.33pm
- N Of Ashington – 4.34pm
- Flypast Blyth – 4.35pm
- Over Sea – 4.36pm
- Vcy Of Redcar – 4.41pm
- Vcy Of Leavening – 4.47pm
- N Of South Ferriby – 4.51pm
- NW Of Market Rasen – 4.54pm
- Waddington Ad (Egxw) – 4.56pm
When are the next Red Arrows displays?
Although the display season is almost over, there are still a handful of opportunities to see the Royal Arrows in action this month:
- 14 September – Jersey International Air display
- 14 September – Guernsey Air display
- 16-17 September – Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow
What are the Red Arrows?
The Red Arrows are the aerobatic display team of the RAF – officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.
Formed in 1964, their flypasts have become must-see events, and the displays often grace major national commemorations.
Made up of nine red jets, they entertain crowds with their thrilling manoeuvres and perfect formation flying, often accompanied with red, white and blue smoke trailing behind them.
They were traditionally based at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, but were relocated to RAF Waddington, in the same county, last year.